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old marcus johnson. he died last week at the marysville raceway -- struck and killed in a freak accident by his cousin's racecar. all after it went off the track and crashed into him in the pit. kron 4's j.r. stone takes us to today's funeral. his name was marcus johnson?.he may have only been 14 years old when he died but during those years he touched the lives of many >> when we see the shooting star ronald that it is you. >> reporter: the mother fought back tears the entire time. >> i am so sad that he is going to miss out on all of these things marcus' mom, gina johnson, spoke at his memorial sunday and fought back tears the entire time. johnson was an up and coming racer?he started competing on go karts at age 5 and in nine years won more than 200 races. his race suits and trophy?s were on stage at his memorial sunday?.along with his basketball gear. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they didn?t talk about marcus?s athletic ability. they talked about marcus their good friend. through the tears his mom remembered the good times and one of her last memories
more information about the victim and the driver. >> reporter: 14 -year-old marcus johnson known by mj was a lifelong racer according to his website. starting with smaller vehicles like go carts since he was five years old. you can him posing with a trophy and a trophy in this snapshot alongside his older cousin, chase. you on the right-hand side of the screen. that young man, now 17 was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. jason johnson has also been a competitive racer since a young age. his website revealed he comes from four generations of racecar drivers. the 17 -year-old who was uninjured in the crash lives and then grab a town outside of paloma. some of the championships he has won have been right here at the speedway. jason is a senior at petaluma high school shop teacher says is a good student one of several kids who is very involved in the sport. >> it is a family activity. it is a wonderful thing to have a great sport like that with your family. but to lose a family member over it is very difficult. and the sad to hear. >> chase johnson's racing website lists marc
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